DETROIT – A 24-year-old man has been charged in connection with a fatal crash that killed a 15-year-old Detroit boy.
Decarious Terrell Davis-O’Neal, of Detroit, is accused of losing control of his vehicle, striking the boy and killing him.
Detroit police responded to the scene Wednesday after 7 p.m. on Helen Street near Robinwood Street. The victim was found in a driveway in the 18600 block of Helen Street. He was transported to a hospital, where he died.
Police said the boy was sitting stationary on a minibike on the sidewalk of a nearby house when he was struck.
Davis-O’Neal was arrested at the scene. He has been charged with reckless driving causing death, which comes with a maximum penalty of 15 years in prison.
He was arraigned Friday afternoon. A probable cause conference is scheduled for June 24 at 8:30 a.m. The preliminary examination is scheduled for July 1 at 9 a.m.
Davis-O’Neal was given a $1 million cash/surety bond.